Al Jazeera report that North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador has issued a warning to the USA about the possibility of a nuclear war, claiming that the situation on the Korean Peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment".
The deputy ambassador pointed to the large-scale military exercises each year using "nuclear assets" and claimed that the biggest danger is a plan of the United States to organize "a covert operation aimed at eliminating our supreme leadership".
"The entire USA mainland is within our firing range and if the US dares to invade our sacred territory even an inch it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe", the statement said.
Japanese and US vice foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to seek a diplomatic solution to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, despite increasing fears about a military conflict with Pyongyang.
Kim said North Korea will not target any country that does not join a US-led military campaign.
The tension between the two nuclear power countries have intensified as North Korea continues to develop and threaten the use of its nuclear weapons. The situation on the Korean peninsula reached a critical point because of the actions of the United States, a nuclear war can begin at any time in the region.
Tillerson said President Trump has always stressed on solving the nuclear testing issue of North Korea diplomatically.
He told the disarmament committee that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - North Korea's official name - had hoped for a nuclear-free world.
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"Maybe it's true that the North has no interest at this moment in having the negotiations that involve its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles", Gallucci said during a lecture at Yonsei University, adding that it is "possible" North Korea does not want to negotiate with the U.S. until they prove workable ICBM capability.
The U.N. has tightened sanctions on North Korea this year in a bid to cut off cash flows that help support its nuclear program.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to take the "highest-level" actions against the US, while Trump threatened to "totally destroy" the North if necessary.
It comes the US Navy started military drills near the Korean Peninsula with its aircraft carrier strike group and nuclear-powered submarine yesterday.